|Is it Miami? Nope - it's Navy Beach in Montauk, NY|
We had more than a few great recommendations from helpful cab drivers and retail managers, and one name that kept coming up was Navy Beach. Was that a military outpost? The name of a beach, perhaps? Actually, it's the name of a fantastic restaurant that is not to be missed.
Navy Beach is a beach-side eatery that you have to see to believe. It's Miami-chic, with couches that spill right down to the high-tide line, and food service is available inside and out. The decor is wonderfully nautical, the clientele is trendy and 'beach-riche', and the entire place has a vibe that lets you know you've arrived. If you ever thought the end of the world might just be a giant beach party, you were right.
The food was exceptional - an encomium I rarely give to a dining establishment - but given the bustle of the holiday weekend, the staff was mildly attentive and not speedy by any stretch of the imagination. In addition, the First Mate and I had a spectacular table on the beach, but after several rounds of food we were unceremoniously ousted by Franklin, the self-proclaimed manager. I thought this was poor hospitality at best, but at a place like this, I suppose the loss of a few customers comes unavoidably with a new tide of daily visitors.
|Some of the best sunsets on the East Coast.|
For a fantastic night out with tasty culinary choices, great ambiance and killer sunsets, look no further than Navy Beach in Montauk - just make sure that you check with Franklin before settling in for too long!